I thought I'd have a hand at the meme that's been making the rounds: figuring out your favorite things, given a letter. I wasn't given a letter, so I thought I'd use the first letter of my middle name, "Kent."
Krispies-- I don't like most cereal, but I love Rice Krispies, especially in the form of Rice Krispy treats.
Kitfo-- a delicious Ethiopian steak tartare-- raw beef, marinated in butter and herbs.
Kennedy-- specifically Robert Kennedy. He was an amazing guy. After spending a lot of his childhood in the shadow of his brother John, he served as John Kennedy's Attorney General. He showed great growth as a person; in the fifties, he served as counsel for the onerous politcal thug Senator Joe McCarthy, but a few years later was pushing his brother to support civil rights. After his brother's death, he emerged a profoundly changed man, and ran in 1968 for the Democratic Party's nomination for President, opposing the Vietnam War. I often wonder what the country had been like if he'd not been assasinated.
Kimchi or Kimchee-- basically, Korean sauerkraut. The spicier the better!
Looking it up, I discovered that there's a kimchi museum in Seoul, South Korea!
Kentucky Rain-- Elvis had a big hit with this one in 1970-- long one of my favorites. It mysteriously became my son's favorite song after I had an encounter with the King.
I didn't know, until reading Eddie Rabbit's obit a few years ago, that he'd written the song. And looking it up in Wikipedia, I discovered that Ronnie Milsap, then an unknown session musician, played piano on the song.
Ketchup.-- I'm at an age where all my vices are turning out to be virtues. Red wine, coffee, and tea have all turned out to be good for you. And now my favorite condiments, mustard and ketchup have joined the ranks. The turmeric in mustard and the lycopene in ketchup
And of course, the most important "K's" in my life...
My kids and Kim, my wife.